I love versatile foods that can be cooked and served in various ways. One of my favorites is quiche. It’s an old standard and many people still chuckle about it but I love it. A traditional quiche starts with a buttery crust and a filling loaded with cream, lots of cheese, and typically ham. The beauty of a quiche is that you can vary the filling to make it much healthier. You can use lots of veggies which greatly increases the nutritional value and helps to fill you up. And let’s not forget how delicious a veggie quiche can be. You can use any vegetable — asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini are popular but I much prefer spinach. But the biggest calorie and carb saver is eliminating the crust which is typically made from white flour and lots of butter.Read More
Instead of just focusing on your home, now is actually a good time of year to spring clean your fitness routine. Although important to refresh the yard and wash the windows, I think it’s even more important to reassess your wellness lifestyle and make changes as needed. Here are my top 10 tips on how to hit the restart button on your fitness program.Read More
You wouldn’t embark on a road trip with an empty gas tank, would you? The answer here is (hopefully) no! This same mentality should apply when we’re fueling up our bodies to get through the day. According to Harvard Medical School, “drinking fluids is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles. Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation.” While women are incredibly resilient, it’s important that we fuel ourselves with what we need for optimum levels of energy. As we grow older, we should pay even closer attention to what we’re taking in, and how it impacts our overall health.Read More
Picture this – you’ve had a long day and you’re feeling absolutely burnt out. You long for the moment you get home, put on a comfortable pair of sweats, and cuddle on your sofa with a blanket and a healthy a glass of wine. Your favorite bottle is waiting for you in the kitchen and it’s calling your name!
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there. I’ll be the first to admit that there’s something truly relaxing about this scene. I’ve indulged this way many times. I’ve also enjoyed many cocktails over the years during the holidays, while on vacation or as I was out on the town with my friends. Whichever way you slice it, for many of us, alcohol is present in our lives.Read More
You’ve heard the saying before – “New Year, New You!” But by now, the sparkle and shine of the New Year has worn off. How have you been performing against your resolutions?
While the start of a new calendar year can be the perfect time to set new fitness goals, it’s up to us, ladies, to listen to our bodies to set realistic, smart and safe fitness goals.
Everyday I’m asked numerous times by my followers for a “secret sauce” or “fountain of youth.” A good diet paired with a consistent exercise routine has always been my answer but most women want more. “Isn’t there something on the market I could use?” Unfortunately, there was honestly no product that I could endorse to significantly help with the aging process. Until now.Read More
As you all know, I follow a fairly regimented nutrition and exercise plan. That being said there are certain days of the year when I allow myself special treats. Notice I said treats and not cheats. When I have something I want to eat or drink I never think I’m cheating. I’m simply having something I want and it’s usually been built into my plan by doing a little pre-planning which I write about all the time. Valentine’s Day is one of those special days of the year and these yummy cocktails fit right in as they are all under 100 calories!Read More
Yes, I know it’s Super Bowl Sunday and yes I do know we ladies want to have fun today. And yes I know that many of us don’t like to exercise on Sunday. Okay, now raise your hand if you’re planning on enjoying this special day with some wings, chips and dip, cheesy nachos, maybe some pigs in the blanket, pizza and some beer. If your hand is in the air let’s be smart and get these over fifty bodies moving a little. You can do this quick workout while you watch the halftime entertainment. Or be smart and pregame before the party starts. Either way this short routine will get your heart racing and your blood pumping and your metabolism rising.Read More